2006_11_snascarnyc.jpgIf you're heading to work in midtown Manhattan this morning, you should watch out for the race cars going really, really fast. As part of its Championship Week celebrations in New York, NASCAR is doing a "Victory Lap" with their top 10 drivers.

The lap starts at 8:50 AM and should be over pretty quickly. The cars are starting in Times Square, going across 42nd street to Madison Ave., heading north and back across 53rd before, taking another left at 7th Ave. and finishing in Times Square.

We're not sure disrupting the commute of New Yorkers will help convince us on the proposed racetrack in Staten Island. And here's our post on last year's Victory Lap.

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